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Meet the Baron (1933)

Passed | | Comedy | 20 October 1933 (USA)
The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Pearl ...
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Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen
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Zasu - Upstairs Maid
Ted Healy ...
Head Janitor and His Stooges
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Dean Primrose
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls ...
Dancers
Henry Kolker ...
William B. Davidson ...
General Broadcasting Representative
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A Stooge
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A Stooge
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A Stooge (as Jerry Howard)
Ben Bard ...
'Charley'
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Storyline

The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. While giving a speech at a college, the "Baron" falls for a pretty girl, gets tangled up with a trio of nutty janitors and faces being exposed as a phony. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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20 October 1933 (USA)  »

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The Big Liar  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Lynn Bari. See more »

Quotes

Dean Primrose: [the water's off in the shower] The girls are standing around with no clothes on.
Head Janitor: We'll be right up!
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Crazy Credits

With The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls (on movie's poster). See more »

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References Okay America! (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got to Sing a Torch Song
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung a bit by the Statue of Liberty
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26 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I confess I found it hilarious. Stooges were a bit stiff, probably because of Ted Healy's (a truly unfunny person) relationship with the Stooges off camera. How can you not love Jimmy Durante? A true ham, hamming it up every second on screen. Zasu Pitts, Edna Mae Oliver, and newborns performing on a twirling fan as the final shot - I can't help but like it. Hey, it's screwball not exploding cars and obscenities mouthed every few seconds while someone passes gas (and that's just a current PG-13.) I'd rather watch a poor movie from this period than any of the trash being spewed out today. The print is of wonderful quality and hopefully more MGM classics of this calibre will surface. If nothing else, perhaps the gorgeous MGM girls routines will bring a new audience to this DVD.


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